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to sell -- trying to explain why the united states is going to be staying in afghanistan in one form or another for another, what is it now, 12 years. i mean, that is an amazing number when you think about it. a ten-year commit many here. now this is both on the economics front and on troops and all of that is still to be negotiated. every years, there will be a lobbying effort to convince congress to fund aid programs to afghanistan. we can only imagine what some of those political fights might look like over the next decade, plus two years. that said, this isn't going to be the easiest thing for the president to be explaining tonight. this is not spiking the football. i think at first when people heard rumor the president was going to afghanistan, is he simply having an ewith the troops on the day to mark the anniversary? no, he is trying to sell the what is not the most popular policy. you know what, we will be in afghanistan longer than folks want to be. but let me say why we will be there. i don't want to repeat 1989 when the u.s. abandoned afghanistan after helping beat the sov
. >> this agreement does commit the united states economically, to some degree militarily, to a training and supervisory role in poof level, and it does not send anything. if congress doesn't want to provide it, it doesn't get provided. this is going to be an ongoing conversation skpchlt for those republicans, and there haven't been that many, at least so far on the record today, at least in congress, boat surreptitiously criticizing the president. there have been critics in the past saying the president has not talked about afghanistan nearly as much. and he's saying, i am now. talk about the bin laden university all you want, but this is an agreement that's going to fuse these two neighbors together until 2024 and let me talk. >>> the trio of the. all three of them have been critical for the president for not selling afghanistan enough to the. she's praising that that some will criticize and say, why use this during the obama anniversary? he will shoot back and say, hey, you say i'm not making a out filed. >> let me ask you about this question of the good war and the bad war. i want to
this to say. >> i do not comment on specific classified operations other than to say that the united states engages in a number of operations to go after al qaeda and their militant allies. their terrorist allies who would try to attack the united states. what this incident makes clear is that this country has to continue to remain vigilant against those that would seek to attack this country. >> we'll have the latest on this story at the top of the show. plus, debating gay marriage. it was a great case of tell me what you really think. yesterday vice president joe biden came out in favor of same-sex marriage. it's assumed he was speaking for himself, not for the president. opposing gay marriage is no longer a slam dunk for republicans. americans' attitude towards gays and gay marriage are changing incredibly fast. but, how biden's from the heart declaration will affect the election is anyone's guess. also, president obama kicked off his re-election campaign this wct weekend by rejecting the question, are you better off than you were four years ago? he said the right question is, where are
a republican with enough working digits to handle a been and become president of the united states. >> that was the most shameless statement by the tax cutting right by what they need in the white house. someone to cut the taxes and stay out of the way of anyone else. i was in the room for that speech, and i thought, they really don't think they need a president. you may think that's human being rouse on his part, and to some extent it is. >> who came up with that word? >> i thought he -- >> okay, it means smart alac. >> if you look at the primaries and everybody grover gets to sign, then he is right. this is the core of the republican philosophy, a hard line on taxes, simple to understand, jon huntsman did not sign it, and he went nowhere. so what grover is saying yes it's full of pride, but it also happens to be true. >> every time i go to a business convention that you probably love to go to, the reward weekends for these guys they all play golf and their all for tax cuts. and they all like this guy. and every member of congress, all of the candidates for president signed this t
a republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the united states. >> okay, so -- i mean, i agree. that's just hot, fun rhetoric in front of a cpac crowd. what's your point? >> i just read a peace about your party and what's going on in the last four or five years, and what's going on, is this guy has been dictating a new style of party. they tell you no tax increases, more tax cuts for the rich -- >> this is a consistent -- >> wait a minute, chris. this is consistent with where republicans have been for generations for years on tax cuts. >> that's true, ronald reagan was able to make compromises all through his presidency. >> but when he ran he talked about the tax cuts. there's a difference between candidate and president. >> the party has changed and the process of the party has changed. the party has changed. >> i think a lot of people think this guy, mitt romney who looks good, has everything right with the family. this guy doesn't have a lot of interest or philosophies. they see a guy basically for a businessman's point of view, and doesn't have a foreign
the united states is trying to see whether the device could have been detected by the full body scanners that are now deployed in many airlines, many airports for flights that are bound to the u.s. now they say they can't be certain but they suspect it's built by al qaeda's and yemen's master bombmaker, the same man who designed the underwear bomb, and also the bombs that were hidden in printer card ridge, toner cartridges that were sent on cargo planes, intercepted on flights that were destined for chicago. so it's described as a great success, chris, for intelligence, and a further sign that al qaeda in yemen still the number one plot -- number one threat to the u.s. >> let me go to andrea mitchell for the political context. if you were to blow up an airliner, flying from yemen, to the united states, filled with people from yemen, people from our side working with them, what would be the fire power politically of blowing up a plane in that route? >> well, certainly that would be -- >> okay i'm gone. >> -- a huge political explosion, as well. let me give you a few more details. as you j
there's no safe place in china. the talk should have been about getting him to the united states. not just himself, but his wife who was beaten severely overand over again, and all of those that helped him. and the chinese human right's activist that took him in her car to beijing. he is under house arrest or custody right now. there a lot of people we have concern for. unfortunately with the timeline of this summit, he was literally pushed out the door with some very vague, and i would say ineffective assurances, and now he realizes it and wants to come to the united states with his wife and friends. >> congressman, you're a politician and you have studied these situations for a long time. why would the chinese allow us to score an international propaganda victory of this sort, where we take one of their people, one of their citizens and the families who say back on a plane with our secretary of state, take them out of the country in the face of this diplomacy, to walk out with some people saying we're saving them from their own government, why would the chinese government ever
to handle a pen and become president of the united states. >> that is the boldest most shameless statement by the tax cutting right as to what they really want in the white house. someone to cut their taxes and stay out of room for anything else. >> ways in the room when he gave that speech pch i thought, my god, they don't even think they need a president, really. except the signature. and now, you may say that's hubrisistic -- >> who came up with that word? >> it is a word. >> i thought he did. >> okay it means smart alec, okay, get it. >> if you look at the grass roots and pry mare res and everybody that grover gets to sign his tax play -- >> which includes romney. >> which includes mitt romney, then he's right. and this is the core of republican modern philosophy. drawing a hard line on taxes. it is simple to understand. everybody, almost everybody signs it. jon huntsman who ran didn't sign it. >> look what happened to him. >> look what happened to him. >> what grover is saying, yes, it is full of pride, but also happens to be true. >> every time i good to the business conventions, whi
for the united states for four years to not only be out of politics but in the core substance of managing our international and global relations. she's done a fantastic job. >> here is my question about the politics, it also allows her, i'm thinking, she's allowed to be not necessary to the right or left of the president, but she can be in a strong forward brogs if she was the senator from new york, most of the politics would have her on the left of the president. that's nowhere to position yourself if you want to run for president next time. you don't want to get to the left of obama, do you? >> you're holding back here, but isn't this the smart thing for her? >> no, i think your analysis is absolutely right. it gives her the ability to do exactly that. the question is whether she wants to run again. i hope she does. i'm ready to be the co-chair, but i'm not sure that she does right now. i think if the president is reelected and secretary clinton gets to step down and get rest, i think she will think about 2016 seriously. i hope she does. >> you're smiling because you're a clinton guy, mark,
is running to be our president of the united states. can we talk about him? >> i understand, chris, but you understand also that every candidate tries to fence off that which they can. also, look, i was there when the jeremiah wright story broke. i was one of three people who interviewed then-candidate obama about this. kids were off with another, and th then. >>. all i'm saying is in romney's own way and trying to redirect that which is accessible and that which is not accessible and it completely obliterated news for romney today which is he raised $4 million to run against president obama in the election campaign. >> it looks to me like, chuck, and you study this all the time. we've got a campaign coming. we're only in. the proceeds and so far the training program of which romney was very tough negative campaigning, basically dress in style bombing, erased him as an opponent, and yet he says, don't talk about me, don't engage in character assassination. any attack on my, and therefore i'm going to unleash the super. >> i would say basically you had the president as a candidate that decid
a translator, he said he wanted to travel to the united states. he said he wanted to meet with secretary of state hillary clinton who was in china for strategic discussions. let's go over what happened at that hearing later today. >> i want to meet with the secretary clinton. i hope i can get more help from her. i also want to thank her face to face. i really fear for my other family members' lives. >> he's a blind activist. he's in the hospital right now. he had been in the american embassy. the activist called from his hospital room where he's been, since leaving the u.s. embassy in beijing just yesterday. all of this happened so fast. congressman, i know you've been involved with human rights in china for a long time now. tell us how you think this thing is working out right now, how you think it should be working out? >> well, so far it's a failure, and my hope is there can still be a happy ending. when chen guangcheng was released to the chinese with an agreement that apparently wasn't even written down with guarantees of his safety, anyone in china knows dissidence has no safe plac
to actually take a look, just not at the united states but overseas. the republican prescription is for big government spending cuts and they've been claiming that will somehow create lots of jobs. we're getting those in europe. take a look at ireland. take a look at spain where they're getting exactly what the republicans say we should do. and those are catastrophes, right? >> you didn't mention the netherlands, the whole problem in europe rebelling against this slow growth or no-growth policy. the republicans sort of layer it up, though. they say, well, we're going to cut spending, but somehow we're going to stimulate economics. so they go both ways. they say we're going to cut all the programs affecting poor people. the british labor party guy said to me a couple weeks over there said how come right-wingers, guys like romney believe the best way to get poor people to work is to cut them. and the best way to get rich people to work harder give them more. why is it if you screw the poor people they'll somehow be whipped into action somehow? >> yeah, if you're trying to look for a logical e
's important to take a look, not just of the united states, but overseas. big government spending cuts, and they are claiming that will create lots of jobs, we're getting those in europe, look at ireland and spain where they get exactly what republicans say we should do and those are catastrophes. >> you didn't mention the netherlands or europe rebelling against this slow growth or no growth policy. the republicans layer it up though, they say we're going to cut spending, but we will stimulate economics. they go both ways, they say we will cut all of the programs affecting poor people. a british labor guy said why do right wingers believe getting the best way to get poor people to work is cut them and for rich people is to give them more? why is it better. if you screw the poor people they will be whipped into action somehow. >> if you try to look for a logical expectation you will not find it. who are the masters, whose interest are the parties serving and it's clear. given a choice between what makes since economically and what redistributes income. so yeah, and this is -- it's very
can't think of a better contrast. yesterday, the president of the united states who is he hanging out with? john glenn, pat summit, and what was mitt romney doing? hanging out with trump. i think joan was right with that visual of the big trump airplane, you expect him to put trump on the white house if he wins. >> you're so right, another parole of wisdom, the fact that trump is the godfather of birtherism now, but he has now romney as an ccolade saying that president obama is an anchor baby. but really he isn't one of us. here is chuck todd asking mitt romney's campaign spokesperson andrea shaw about trump overshadowing romney yesterday. >> any regrets by the campaign of spending the day you clinch the nomination with donald trump? >> look, donald trump is a supporter. you know, governor romney midit clear they disagree on some issues. governor romney says he believes the president was born in the united states. he said it repeatedly, he thinks the issue is closed. >> you know, then let's lock at romney on monday what he said. i think what he said himself is more informative that wh
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? >> look, every campaign -- >> can you talk about him -- he running to be president of the united states, can we talk about him. >> i understand, but you understand also that every candidate tries to fence off that which they can. i was there when the jeremiah wright story broke. i interviewed candidate obama about it. he fenced off to the best of his ability, the jeremiah wright story. here is what we will discuss and here is what we will not discuss. in romney's own way, whether you buy it or don't, he was trying to fence off or redirect that which is discussable and that which is not, and the context of the story that covered up the best news of the day which is that he ran $40 million to run against obama. >> czehuck, you study this all e time, we're only preseason, we're just getting started welcome but the preseason so far, the training program, we watched romney was very tough negative campaigning. basically a bombing of his opponents. he erased them as issues of his opponents, but he says don't talk about me or engage in character assassination. is that a way of saying any attack
, that those -- that support is not equally distributed across the united states and it certainly is stronger and some states like new york for example, than it is in other states like north carolina, which defeated gay marriage by 20 point yesterday. and not coincidentally, or -- and coincidentally is a swing state that president would dearly love to win. but what i'm hearing from the white house is that this evolution in the president's thinking was completed in the last few months and he was determined to talk about it before the convention and that with all of the sort of, you know, in the air. the issue was current now and he decided to move up this announcement of his new position. >> let me go to mark halperin. is that something reportable before this event on sunday when joe biden went on meet the press and came out for it himself. was there a movement on the part of the president's people for him to come out, decision to declare before the convention. >> it is the widespread of the people on his campaign staff and an expectation he might do it. gene is right, there is no way it know
gay marriage. you know that support is not equally distributed across the united states and it's strong ner states like new york than it is in states like north carolina which just defeated gay marriage by 20 points yesterday, and coincidentally, is a swing state that the president would dearly love to win. the evolution and the president's thinking was completed in the last few months and he was determined to talk about it before the convention, and the issue is current now, and he decided to move up his announcement of this new position. >> let me go to mark halperin, is this because joe biden went on "meet the press" and koim out on it for himself. was there a decision to declare it before the convention. there was an expectation that he might well do it. there's no way to know what politics are. on the positive side, i think number one, the president has energy and emotion on his side. this is historic for a lot of supporters. he also has the media on his side, the media is overwhelmingly in favor of same sex marriage. and that means it's not a fair fight. while romney and
focus on his record. what is it that he has done as the president of the united states over the last four years? has he established the revitalization he promised to bring to us? dehold unemployment below 8%? it's been 39 months now. that hasn't happened. he promised it would happen by virtue of his stimulus. gasoline prices, are people happy with those. home prices, are they happy with home prices? level of foreclosures? do they think someone can do better? this president blames other people for the fact he's been unsuccessful in turning around this economy. i think the reason you see across the country people say they would like it try someone new is because they believe this president, while he may be a nice guy, is simply not up to the task of helping guide an economy. >> mark, what do you make of his nervousness, calmness, could you read anything into that? people have told me he looks a bit nervous there. i can't tell from the small clip. >> he is getting over a head cold. so you got to game hif him a little slack on that. i think one of his great strengths is he is not all cau
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